Appointment setting campaigns (especially inbound ones) tend to start by just standing around for a bit before engaging prospects. But suppose that your appointment setting campaign were actual people on the street with signs promoting your business. Which part of the street do they stand? Obviously wherever they can be seen! Unfortunately, this concept is lost in most appointment setting strategies when it comes to where customers really look.
Many IT lead generation campaigns rely on support from additional marketing channels. Things like your IT company websites, a bit of social media presence, and a few blogs could actually make quite a difference in your marketing image. More importantly however, they can keep your main lead generation process free from overenthusiastic prospects who tend to have exaggerated expectations from today’s technology.
By stage, this does not necessarily mean your appointment settingstrategy puts you up as some kind of actor. The stage could be more like one in events (like the AllThingsD D11 conference as described in this LinkedIn article). And speaking of which, it looks like even the top brass of the top tech giants are not free from critical eye (which, coincidentally, also includes that of average consumers). Are you ready once you are set up via appointment setting?
Appointment setting is not free from the risks that advertising undertakes when it markets something a little bit too high above its actual grade. Dishonest advertising applies in B2B as much as it does in B2C. Just because your appointment setting campaign uses different mediums and tools does not mean your business is the same outside and inside.
Appointment setting can sound pretty pointless for IT companies that more or less do most of their work over the internet. On the other hand, the kind of meeting that only an appointment setting process can give still remains important in today’s tech-savvy business world. You just need to know how to put that importance in a simpler package to match the speed at which IT companies can deliver and work.
There are times when even you think your lead generation process takes too long to qualify leads all for the sake of sales for your auto insurance business. Does it really take so much effort just so that prospects can get a little bit of auto insurance? Is there anything you can do to readjust your lead generation strategy to reduce all the bureaucratic hassle?
Do not underestimate the speed which telemarketing can respond, especially during a crisis that has forced responses to delay in your entire lead generation campaign. It is not only form of business communication that talks fast. It’s also fast enough to know it has been cut off. It is like comparing errors in software compared to errors in something simpler like an abacus. You do not need an expert to know if the latter’s broken.